Thursday, July 17, 2014

Knik – Goose Bay Road

Today we drove down the Knik – Goose Bay Road to the end, which is an airstrip on the Cook Inlet.  The road leaves the parks highway in Wasilla heading SW, access to Goose Bay Game Refuge and Point Mackenzie are from this road. The first 15 miles of the road are dedicated to Joe Redington Sr. who was instrumental in organizing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  The road has lots of housing leading off both sides for about 13 miles then enters the historic village of Knik and the Knik Lake.

The flowers were just beautiful, and so was the day!  The weather was supposed to be occasional showers but turned sunny and a delightful 70 degrees.  Must be getting used to the cooler weather since it felt warm to me today!

Then we found a turnout overlooking Cook Inlet, where we had our picnic lunch.

Use your imagination, look to the right of the top photo and you might just be able to see Anchorage.  The bottom one is looking up the inlet.

Saw these beautiful Fireweed plants on the way back.

Tomorrow we move on down to Portage area, should be interesting!

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